Here in Australia, once of the deadliest epithets one can zing around is to brand someone a 'latte-sipping-inner-city-leftist'. If there is such a creature, the LSicL would reside in a lane replete with coffee shops with seats made of milk crates or timber fruit crates. So, I won't go there, except to include this quote from yesterday's SMH
'What a surprise to find that the author is an academic. More inner city luvvie left nonsense - way out of touch with most folks in Australia.'Oh dear must press on regardless.
Here are three lanes. Dingy. Dirty. Squalid.
The middle image is a lane in Fitzroy in Melbourne taken last November. The outside two images are of lanes off Burton St in East Sydney, taken maybe a fortnight ago. Melbourne is reknown for its lane-way culture, much to Sydney's chagrin. Sydney is caught in a bit of a 'try hard' mindset over this issue, and should just get over it.